Honu's on the Beach Restaurant

4.2
213 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
For the premier dining experience at our Kona Beach hotel, visit Honu’s on the Beach. Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel’s signature, award-winning restaurant offers delicious regional Hawaiian cuisine. You’ll enjoy dining on a spacious lanai, complete with inviting fire pits and amazing views. Honu’s is the perfect spot to sip a cocktail and enjoy a fabulous meal while the sun sets, filling the sky with gorgeous hues of pink, orange, yellow, and purple.

Start your morning with breakfast at Honu’s on the Beach. Choose from a range of tasty a la carte menu items, including American and regional dishes, or indulge yourself in the breakfast buffet, which features made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, pancakes, breakfast meats, coffee, tea, and much more.

Join us for dinner on our outdoor lanai and enjoy creative, seasonal cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Roy Basilio. Choose from a variety of selections on our new farm-to-table menu.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Daily: 6:00AM - 10:30PM

Dinner: Daily: 5:30PM - 10:00PM

Sushi Night:
Sunday-Thursday: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet:
Friday & Saturday: 5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
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Phone number
(808) 329-2911
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Roy Basilio
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Alii Drive
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Parking details
Free Parking for Diners
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 213 People Are Saying
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JB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and service wonderful. We had a view of the water for the last night of a large family Reunion
It was recommended to us and was excellent

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JF
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Honu's was very easy to locate, being at the Courtyard Marriot. No complaints on the location, ambience, views, service, and food. Would recommend.

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AD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Everything was really good. But the crab legs were a bit over cooked and had no flavor. Other than that service was awesome and nice.

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RR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent but the restaurant was extremely hot. We left cause it got too uncomfortable.

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R
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We are local and go here every couple
of months. Nice, low key, dependable.

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AN
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Waiters were very attentive in filling our water glasses and clearing our plates when we were done and went up for other food items on the buffet. We had a great outdoor sitting although, the sky was voggy the view of the pier and beach front was beautiful.

Took our time enjoying the food. I loved the seafood while my husband loved the crab legs and prime rib, his favorite. AWESOME! Will definitely return again!

Aloha,

H & A Wilson

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H
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet was fabulous! The staff at this restaurant and hotel is warm, friendly and helpful. I have not had a bad experience in the many years that I have been eaten here. I highly recommend Honu's on the Beach. Ask to sit outside to enjoy the beach.

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OP
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Crab was over cooked, veggies were blan, fish was terrible.

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H
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday so we decided to stay overnight at the Marriott and have our buffet birthday dinner of Prime Rib and Crab along with the rest of their goodies for dinner for 7 of us. It was perfect and I plan to spend next month their for my daughter's birthday.

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s
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Honu'sが入っているホテル(CY King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel)に宿泊していたので、
1度ディナーで利用してみました。
小さな子供がいたので、しょうゆラーメンがメニューにあり良かったです。
眺望については微妙でした。。
ホテル内にある小さなビーチというか・・・ラグーン横のレストランなので
オーシャンビューってほどではありません。
今回の旅行で初日に行ったKona INNレストランの方が味も雰囲気も良かったです。

このホテルに滞在中に利用するには便利でいいかな。

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J
Phoenix
106 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

After reviewing your menu which had some nice selections and decent prices, I was going to take my fiancé to dinner here for his birthday. I had no idea that on Saturday night you can only get the buffet. I found out after arriving that the buffet was $55 each! We have never been to one that expensive, and the offerings were not worth that much money. I had not planned on spending $110+ for dinner, plus drinks, and it was embarrassing when my fiancé offered to pay rather than go somewhere else since it was late. I took him to dinner the next night where I spent $80, including drinks and tip, on a lovely dinner at Mi’s where he got one of his favorite dishes, Cioppino for $35 and he was comped a wonderful $8 lemon crème brûlée with a candle for his birthday. I was very glad we went there and will go back if we ever get the chance.

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NS
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

The sushi special we had was very good how ever the tataki filet mignon was a throw off and the pairing of blue cheese spinach and mash potatoes had a weird taste, the ribeye was ok, are server lucean was awsome kept checking on us like a pro

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g
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We arrived in Kona after 12 hour flights. I was told the last seating was at 9:15 and I made a reservation for 9 pm which we just made. When we got there they indicated they were closing and couldn't be bothered with trying to feed us, directing us to the poolside bar instead which was crowded, noisy and took forever to get service. the food was distinctly mediocre.

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r
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

the food and service were very good but feel the place seemed tired and and not that kept up as far as cleanliness. needs an update and better care especially the floors. bathroom seemed the same and I had to have staff open it for me as locked and not attached to the dining area.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful! My husband and I never got the chance to have our honeymoon since we’ve been married... our 8 year Anniversary together was May 4, and my mother’s day gift all in one ❤️ We finally got to have us time 😊

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H
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being a resident of the West Side in Waikoloa, I hardly get to go to Kailua-Kona for brunch since we have all of these fabulous hotel properties down the coastline, HOWEVER, I was pleasantly surprised by the offerings of the Hono Beach Restaurant and cant wait to go to another Friday or Saturday Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet, it was simply delicously tasty, well designed, and very comfortable with the cool ocean breezes and fantastic customer service, highly recommend!

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GG
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine with views of the bay included. Good place for a date

Portions are modest. Recommend ordering a side salad. Sauces were excellent. Wine menu ok. Not too expensive.

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SU
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

After speaking to a number of friends they all raved about Honu. It was good, but not fabulous. The wait staff was professional, the food eatable. But nothing special.

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s
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Date night- got there a little early but accommodated nicely.

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KR
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

MUST try the pork sliders. We are in Hawaii for vacation and wanted to go to a nice restaurant in Kona. This was one of the few places we found but loved it. Would most defiantly go back and would recommend.

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NM
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious, fresh food. The seafood buffet on Friday night was very good, as was the dinner menu (rib-eye steak) on Monday night.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great but we didn’t get our points.

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F
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Easter Dinner. Mistook this restaurant for one with same name in Maui which is wonderful and our expectations were high. Food was fine, nothing exceptional.

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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Bedienung war relativ langsam und Fleisch schmeckte nicht so gut.?preise sind aber ok

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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AY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was average and not as nearly as good as our past visits. We have had the weekend brunches over a dozen times during our vacations in Kona.

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L
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

You could have mentioned that this was a hotel restaurant. It was passable, but there must be better ambience/value nearby.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good place to bring a date or the family. Service was exellent too.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the food && service every single time we are there they make us feel right at home.its a must go

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MC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Overpriced for mediocre food. Not horrible, but spend your money somewhere else.

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B
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buffet had a wide variety of foods from salads to seafood and prime rib. All was prepared to perfection. Cocktails were excellent and well made. Desserts also had a wide variety. Wait staff was attentive and very friendly. Very knowledgable about local events and places. We went early evening so staff did have some extra time to talk story which made the night perfect. I would not recommend this to anyone who has a small appetite. You won't be able to eat enough for the price. If you love to eat, this is a wonderful place to do it. Windows open to the air and right on the beach next to the pier. Loved it! Will go again I am sure.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant but unfortunately the $30 mahi mahi was raw in the middle. The waiter did not check back on the food until everyone was done, and at that point it was too late to bother to have it replaced. The waiter and manager were apologetic, but not a good dining experience.

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L
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crème brûlée au lilikoi absolument parfaite. À tester

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w
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ahi special had a delicate sauce. The poke and sashimi were top quality. The outside seating and the view of the bay made the evening special. Would have been triple the price further up the coast.

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A
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a party of 13 and they gave us a large nice table. Everything was done well. The only negative was there were very few other tables occupied so it was a bit of a downer. Maybe it’s busier on weekends.

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

There is not enough room here to tell our story but suffice it to say the following:

-food was excellent
- bathrooms were filthy...shockingly so
- the Restaurant was empty and yet service was horrible for the price we were paying
- got served a glass with lipstick marks on it
- waiter got the order wrong
- we had to leave our table and go to the bar to get our drinks as they just sat on the bar, already made but not delivered, for 20 minutes
- waiter told us that they were out of one of the dishes we ordered so he and the chef decided to give us something else...not like “we are out of ribeye so we substituted New York strip” but like “we were out of the pasta so we substituted the fish”. What the heck? Why would you do that?!?!
- waited for him to come by so we could ask for the check...table was cleared, drinks were empty, restaurant still rather empty, and we are just staring at each other waiting for him to reappear for around 20 min.

Such a shame...they have a great breakfast buffet at Honus but as locals we will NOT be returning there for dinner.

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SD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner while staying in Kona for their weekend buffet. It was $50/person and they had a decent amount of options. There were 2 types of sushi, 1 chicken dish, 1 pork dish, 1 fish dish, crab legs and the beef roast. There were also 3 sides and a pasta/salad station. The servers were so nice and quick to help you, the view was also beautiful. Only reason I give it 4 stars is because it was a little pricey in my opinion for the number of options. But all delicious.

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w
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing fresh fish buffet on Friday and Saturday. Beautiful ocean front outdoor seating. Romantic. Great service. Friendly staff. Best value in Kona by far.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our family enjoyed a great buffet dinner here with a lovely view of the ocean. It seems to be a favorite place for local families as there were lots of groups of Hawaiians at the time we were there. The crab legs were delicious and so were the desserts. An excellent selection of foods overall, and a nice pasta bar too. Recommended for anyone!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

I would not recommend this restaurant at all it was very disappointing there was no you could display on Ice there were flies crawling across the food the oil for the was disgusting. The pasta was tasteless there was a crowd of people way too far online in front of us and all of the food was empty in the warmers. I will never go back

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